The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman, features the poem that Amanda presented at President Biden's Inauguration handwritten on a three-sided column. The poem speaks to the truth of our society while finding hope in our future. I was so moved by this young voice when I heard the poem, that I listened to it several times, and then wrote it out completely. I discovered the structure and form of word placement is important to the meaning and phrasing of the poem.
Seeing this sculpture, the poem enlarged, allows the reader/viewer the opportunity to see how Amanda places words, to effect meaning. Words line up on the page and a line’s meaning can change with a single altered letter. Amanda uses language to paint a picture, the sculpture allows the viewer to see the structure of her language. The piece allows the viewer to take in the whole or just part of the poem, to find a piece that resonates with them.
Artist: MacRae Wylde from Hood River, OR
Location: 201N. Public Road
Materials: Acrylic on Steel, coated with industrial Urethane
Price: $6,000 - all proceeds go to Amanda Gorman